News and information about the Friargate area of Preston, Lancashire. Friargate is a key corridor between the city centre and the university campus, home to many shops and a growing amount of student flats.

Scaffolding comes off new Plau gin bar

Plau is revealed after months of work A long-awaited gin bar has unveiled its restored frontage in Friargate. Plau bar – close to Roper Hall – has been the subject of a major restoration project. Now owned […]

3 years ago
Inside luxury student flats at Friargate Court

A living room in the flats This is the luxury accommodation students at Preston could be living in as a new giant block of flats opens. Friargate Court has 244-hotel style studio rooms and is pitching […]

3 years ago
Lamb and Packet pub is on the market

The Lamb and Packet stands at the end of Friargate Pic: George D Thompson A landmark Preston pub is set to be sold by its Lancashire brewery owners. Thwaites has placed the Lamb and Packet pub on the market. The Blackburn-based operation currently runs […]

3 years ago
Friargate Court student flats complete and first residents imminent

The scaffolding has come down as the development prepares to welcome its first students A new part of Friargate’s skyline is now finished. Portgate’s new block of student accommodation has been completed and will soon see its first tenants moving in. With 244-bedrooms the […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement CCTV pictures released after Friargate robbery

Two men pictured near Friargate A robbery which left a young man ‘extremely shaken’ has seen police launch a CCTV appeal to trace two men. Pictures have been released of two men police would like […]

3 years ago
Indian street food and birds of prey at summer Lancashire Market

Some of the stalls and food at the Lancashire Market in Friargate Preston’s popular Lancashire Market returns for its summer date with the city. A selection of stalls, smaller than at previous events, lined both sides of Friargate. Organised by Preston Business […]

3 years ago
Former charity shop near Preston city centre to become cafe

The closed down charity shop in Walker Street A new cafe is looking to open in what used to be a charity shop close to Preston city centre. Walker Street’s former St Catherine’s Hospice charity shop has seen […]

3 years ago
First look inside Town House Coffee in Friargate

Townhouse's private party opened the doors, and Blog Preston got a sneak peek A new coffee shop has opened its doors in Friargate, replacing a previous coffee shop. Townhouse Coffee and Brew Bar has taken three months to get into shape, and has […]

3 years ago
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